Meet Our Team 2020-03-31T23:33:47+00:00

Meet Our Team

Joyce Maschinski, Ph.D., Vice President, Conservation and Science

Joyce Maschinski, Ph.D.
President & CEO

Dr. Joyce Maschinski is President and CEO of the Center for Plant Conservation and fulfills a dual role as Director of Plant Conservation for San Diego Zoo Global. In these capacities, she leads efforts to conserve endangered plants locally, regionally, and nationally. Joyce oversees the National Office operations and staff. She guides development of core programs, expands plant conservation best practices, and coordinates national and international outreach to train plant conservation professionals in support of our mission to prevent the extinction of rare plant species.

Email:  JMaschinski@saveplants.org

Maureen Wilmot, Vice President, Operations and Advancement

Maureen Wilmot
Vice President, Advancement

Maureen Wilmot oversees the operations of CPC. She brings more than 25 years of experience in government and non-profit management, fundraising, communication and outreach, marine science, and environmental policy to the organization. Her goal is to help organizations be resilient, sustainable, effective and impactful.

Email: MWilmot@saveplants.org

Katie Heineman, Ph.D. Plant Ecologist and Data Scientist

Katie Heineman, Ph.D.
Vice President of Science and Conservation

Dr. Heineman is dedicated to improving access to biological data for conservation research and promoting synthetic research among botanical institutions. Her research applies of data science to plant collections records to develop smarter strategies for collections prioritization and to uncover patterns in rare plant storage behavior in seed banks. She is the project manager of CPC Rare Plant Academy, an online platform that integrates CPC’s Best Practice guidelines with videos and online discourse. She also develops and maintains the web databases for the CPC National Collection and California Plant Rescue seed collections initiative.

Email: KHeineman@saveplants.org

Jacqueline Tondreau

Jackie Tondreau
Administrative Assistant

Jackie Tondreau is the newest member of the CPC team, bringing with her nine years of experience inthe non-profit field. She’s excited about applying her knowledge and experience in mental health and administration to help support the Center for Plant Conservation in their mission to save endangered plants.

Email: JTondreau@saveplants.org